Nnamdi Kanu immediately announced that the so-called security he floated is not to be used to fight for Biafra but exclusively to Eastern region- security like Amotekun and Hisbah even as that is also a mirage or a coordinated act of subversion. This is a clear betrayal on the path of the youths he mobilized and lied to that he would use them to fight and restore Biafra this year- he told they should all and massively enter bush for last training to march this year.
“We are marching this year and Oga has made it clear that Biafra will come this year. We are going for security camping to plan and train for the final battle this year, including men in skirt. The time has come to restore Biafra and I am ready. Inform Chuka and others to prepare; we are entering bush next week” a security candidate that later withdrew from the security camping disclosed to a proxy- was the message he received.
In the absence of the monetary promise; Nnamdi Kanu assured the boys that they would march this very year and must get prepared for Biafra by making sure they took part in the final security camping and training. With his constant oath taking on his radio station that he would restore Biafra this year. Youths took him serious and prepared massively for the security camping.
The preparation of this singular act started a couple of months ago and was secretly exclusive to oath confirmed members. The exhibition failed and postponed a couple of times this year due to poor mobilization before finally getting the right lift. Telling the boys that he would restore Biafra this year and the final training to strike Nigeria must be massively coordinated was all Kanu needed to get boys onboard.
It is still a thing of shock to these youths that the intended training to strike Nigeria was nothing but a social media stunt. There is certainly not going to be any march this year and Biafra will remain a mirage. While oath was renewed among the participants; it is hard for anyone to speak out against the backdrop of expectation or original plan.
Nnamdi Kanu’s change is not a product of circumstance but a premeditated act. His shout on radio Biafra that Biafra will come this year was to boost the morale of the boys and convince them that their training will certainly lead to the restoration of Biafra. Some people pondered why he continued to shout Biafra will be restored this year even when it was clear such possibility doesn’t exist- but it was a strategic push to mobilize youths to take part in his picture/video exhibition.
The camping is over and Nnamdi Kanu has achieved his objective while the youths remain bewildered. Nobody can question the decision of Nnamdi Kanu among the oath-held boys. He told them they were moving in to finally march this year and restore Biafra but released a press statement to warn them that there is no plan to forcefully declare Biafra at the completing of the camping to march.
Another factor that helped Nnamdi Kanu to mobilizing youths was the monetary factor. The sum of Thirty Five Million Naira was released for the mobilization which went into the hands of Justice Udeh and Benjamin Madubugwu, although, it is uncertain if they got such amount. The sewing of more security uniforms and boots was a major financial burden.
Justice Udeh and Benjamin Madubugwu played a prominent role in convincing the youths that they would be taken care of during the camping and the sum of Twenty Million Naira will be shared among the participants, the promise was a remoured one as no confirmation pinned it on Justice or Madubugwu. In what appears to be a political rally mobilization strategy where a certain amount of money is paid to participants. The money promised participants was said to be for taking care of their various families and preparing after the training for the final march that will collapse the zoo.
An average of the participants was moved by the monetary promise but in the end; the money was shared among the big boys. Feeding objective was not even met as many faced starvation but lived on the hope of finally marching to restore Biafra this year. Indeed; the boys will be scathing at the fact that their efforts was simply for social media stunt that will never take Biafra anywhere. The money promised was not duly shared and the march promised has been overruled by a press statement- saying there won’t be any move to restore Biafra.
Online stunt continues….
Ifeanyi Chijioke- Independent/Investigative Journalist
Writes From Enugu